How many times have you looked at certain people around you and thought how lucky they are to be living the dream life? How do they get everything they want, and I don’t – you might have wondered?
Well, living the dream life is not about luck as much as it about hope, commitment and patience. No one just magically gets to “live the dream”. People who are living their dream have reached that place with consistent efforts, hard work and fearlessness and you can too.
So, start today by making small changes in your life that are sure to set you up for success. Here are 11 ways you can make living the dream life possible:
1. Know What You Want
Many of us spend more time complaining about our lives rather than figuring out what we actually want.
Firstly, it is okay to not know what you want. While there are people with clear cut goals, there are others who discover theirs with time. What’s important is making conscious efforts in discovering what your heart desires.
So, give these questions a thought – What makes you happy? What are your interests? What does success mean to you? What do you want from life? What are your priorities? What do you want to change in your life? Who do you admire?
These are a few questions that will help you figure out your goals and desires better. Write the answers down and keep building on them till you know what you want.
After all, the first step in living the dream life is discovering the dream. Isn’t it?
Still not quite sure what you really want? This article can help you:
2. Have a Plan
Now that you know what you want, the next step is to devise a plan to make it happen.
Why plan, you ask?
Well, we all know how one day we are our motivated best and the very next day, we are back to being lazy. Here’s why having a plan helps – it reminds you of your dream and keeps you motivated.
So, break down your dream to smaller, actionable parts and set achievable goals for yourself. No, not the 5-year plan but the smaller ones like the 1 year, 6 months, 3 months and 1-month plans. Setting smaller targets will help you reach a larger goal progressively.
Write your goals down with respect to your personal and professional life, be as precise as possible and lay out actionable steps for each of them.
3. Take Consistent Action
Consistency is the key to achieving what you want and living the dream life.
However, being consistent is not easy. There will be days when you will begin to lose patience and want to give up and that’s completely understandable.
On such days, take time out and give yourself a break. Once you feel better, get back on track because everything you do is a building block and will take you closer to your goal.